Previsual detection of Fomes annosus in pine plantations was studied. Detailed analyses of photographic imagery obtained over the Ann Arbor Test Site during 1969 and 1970 reveal that the Ektachrome Infrared film was superior to Ektachrome Aerographic, Infrared Aerographic, or Plus-X Aerographic films for detecting Fomes annosus damage. Of far more significance in controlling the accuracy of damage detection, however, was the experience of the photo interpreter. Ratio-processing of multispectral scanner data was investigated with data collected in June of 1970 and in June of 1972. Ratioing of the 1.5-1.8 and 1.0-1.4 micrometer channels gave good results at detecting openings in the crown canopy and adjacent infected trees. Combined level slicing of the 1.5-1.8 micrometer channel and the 1.5-1.8 to 1.0-1.4 micrometer ratio permitted separation and recognition of forest litter in the openings and stressed trees adjacent ot the openings.